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Carole McDonnell
  • 55, Female
  • Peekskill, NY
  • United States
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Apr 3, 2010
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"Calling al literary minds; when you have time please visit my sites and pass the addresses to your friends and family and the like; a sista' needs all the eyes she can get! Thanks. OOWEE! ooweeatalltimes.ning.com facebook (look for the…"
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"We welcome all our sisters , sororities , women organizations to Join us in sisterhood as we gather with other powerful women from the NY and NJ area at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The Phenomenal Women Group, Inc. is a partner in…"
Sep 3, 2009

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Hometown:
Peekskill
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
Peekskill, NY, USA
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://www.darkparables.blogspot.com
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes
What You Need to Know About Me:
My speculative fiction is fantasy and magical realism. The key elements I use in are spiritual quests, Afrocentric and First Peoples' World folklore and religion.

I am currently working on two novels, a Christian horror novel called Dark Inheritance and another fantasy called The Constant Tower.

I began writing as a teenager.

My favorite author is Shakespeare. My favorite book is the Bible. I have too many favorite movies to list.

What do readers need to know about you and your works? That I love religion. That I hate politics but politics ends up in my books anyway. That I'm a sucker for romance.

Carole McDonnell holds a BA degree in Literature from SUNY Purchase and has spent most of her years surrounded by things literary. Her writings appears in various anthologies including “So Long Been Dreaming: Post-colonialism in science fiction,” edited by Nalo Hopkinson and published by Arsenal Pulp Press; Fantastic Visions III" anthology published by Fantasist Enterprises; “Jigsaw Nation” published by Spyre publications, "Life Spices from Seasoned Sistahs: writings by mature women of color,” “Then an angel came along,” published by Pleasant Word Books Her reviews appear in print and at various online sites. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, two sons, and their pets. She has published two novels, Wind Follower published by Juno Books and The Constant Tower, published by Marcher Lord Press. She is currently working on her third, a Christian horror novel called Dark Inheritance.

Wind Follower By Carole McDonnell

Fantasy/Spiritual
ISBN-10: 0809557797
ISBN-13: 978-0809557790
348 pages, $12.95

A fourth tribe has come to the land of the three tribes; the light-skinned newcomers are fated to change the tribes' way of life and religion. Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan, and Loic, her wealthy young Doreni husband, are too busy forging their new life together to pay much heed. But when Satha is dishonored and Loic must avenge her, they find themselves drawn into a cultural battle. Kidnapped and enslaved, Satha strives to retain her autonomy. Loic struggles against the Arkhai, spirits who fear his his quest will lead him to the true god whose place they have usurped. With the Creator's aid there remains hope they will be reunited and find their mutual destiny, even if it means losing the love and respect of their comrades, families, clans, and tribes.

"Engrossing, perceptive, earthy, and provocative, Carole McDonnell's debut novel, Wind Follower is a soulful, mythic epic of race, class, and cultural divisions that speaks volumes to the important questions of our day. Her lead characters, Satha and Loic, are vividly depicted, fully realized in this magical world. She can write scenes that plug completely into all of the key emotions of the reader, alternately spellbinding and disturbingly masterful."
-- Robert Fleming, author of Havoc After Dark and Fever In The Blood

"Wind Follower is a page-turner right from the beginning. It is a story of love, despair, compassion, revenge, spiritual battle, healing, enlightenment and reunion.
-- Alice Teh, The Long and Short of It

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My Bible Study is up at lulu

My Bible study, "Basics in Bible Study" is up at lulu.

http://www.lulu.com/content/1832478

You can buy it or you can download it to your computer or kindle for free. Please pass this message on to your friends.

Here's a review from the rawsistaz

http://www.therawreviewers.com/artman/publish/SeedsofBibleStudy.shtml

Carole McDonnell

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 12:17pm

The Collaborative

Alloy Entertainment, the company behind the Gossip Girls and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, is looking for new writers and new ideas for a program they've dubbed The Collaborative. According to their website "Our team will lend creative expertise, marketing capabilities and the AE brand to authors with solid concepts and strong voices. Acquired projects will be shaped by The Collaborative, before ultimately being submitted to publishers. AE will retain the rights to produce each property in… Continue

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 12:33pm

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2009 Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Author Contest

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The tanking economy is weighing heavily on the publishing industry. Many publishing houses are scaling back on their author list. If you are an aspiring author, this environment leaves you with few options.



The Romance Slam Jam Conference has a working relationship with several publishing houses. Each year the Slam… Continue

Posted on December 26, 2008 at 12:30pm

The uses and mis-uses of Inspiration

This was an article I originally wrote for Christian Fiction Factor but it has some good points that fit spec-fic writers also.



The Uses and Misuses of Inspiration.

Carole McDonnell



“The Lord gave me this idea.”



How often I’ve heard a new writer say this? Often, this sentence preceded great stories. But just as often it introduced writings that were so half-baked I found myself searching for a tactful way to say “Please don’t blame the Lord for… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

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Posted on October 15, 2008 at 7:30am

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At 12:10am on March 29, 2010, Dr Jitendra Arolia said…
Respected sir/madam
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Network about English Literature so please join and oblige me
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At 11:00pm on October 16, 2009, Kim Wilson said…
Calling al literary minds; when you have time please visit my sites and pass the addresses to your friends and family and the like; a sista' needs all the eyes she can get!
Thanks.
OOWEE!
ooweeatalltimes.ning.com
facebook (look for the EYES)
http://www.kimkologne.synthasite.com
http://www.littleepisodes.org/profile/kimwilson
Again, thanks.
At 7:40pm on September 7, 2009, Allen Evans said…
Hi Carole: I'm a Houston-based writer in the process of finishing my first novel. What advice can you offer in regard to copyright's?
At 1:29am on September 3, 2009, The Phenomenal Women said…
We welcome all our sisters , sororities , women organizations to Join us in sisterhood as we gather with other powerful women from the NY and NJ area at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now. Inc (FFAWN). For more information about FFAWN, visit www.FFAWN.org.

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At 10:43am on December 31, 2008, Harriet Wilson said…
Do you have a book editor for your new book yet. I offer excellent rates and not only will I edit your book, but I also include a critique/evaluation at no extra charge. Contact me anytime by email at vip_editing@yahoo.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon

Harriet Wilson
At 2:11pm on October 15, 2008, Cee Brooks said…
Your book cover is beautiful....
Much Love and Success
At 10:14pm on August 27, 2008, Sharon Ewell Foster said…
Carole,

It is indeed a small world! Blessings to you.

Sharon
At 6:04pm on August 27, 2008, Carole McDonnell said…
Thanks so much, Sharon. Right now I'm finishing up another WIP, The Constant Tower. Then I'll go back to Dark Inheritance.
At 5:59pm on August 27, 2008, Sharon Ewell Foster said…
I just like the title, Dark Inheritance. I'm interested to see how it develops. Blessings to you.

If you'd like to learn more about my writing journey, check out my latest interview at http://favoritepastimes.blogspot.com/

Sharon
www.sharonewellfoster.com
At 8:14am on June 27, 2008, Carole McDonnell said…
Hey, Astro! What up, my friend! -C
 
 
 

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